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BR1XT0N #41 Posted 06 August 2015 - 05:07 PM

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Comforting to know you're in our service, thank you.   More plz!

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BR1X what are your thoughts on Canada scooping up the Leopard 2's?  We seem to hear between nothing and almost nothing on what our military actions and capabilities are in the middle east, and i am curious how the current Leopard 2's we have on loan from Germany compare to other nations offerings?

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View PostScumbagJuJu, on 03 July 2015 - 05:25 PM, said:

Sick. The Soviet tank going up was pure awesome sauce.

 

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The Leopards that Canada picked up from Germany are excellent tanks, every bit a match for any current Main Battle Tank. The Leopard series combines incredible speed and firepower with a compartmentalized design structure that put crew survivability as priority number 1. These characteristics make them one of the most popular tanks used by Western powers, currently they are fielded by 20 different NATO aligned countries world wide. Can't argue with success like that. 

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In the Tank Boom interview I spent a lot of time talking about the job of manually loading the 120mm cannon on the M1A1 Abrams. Here is a pretty good video I found of a Marine Abrams crew during a live fire platoon exercise. The tank in the video is the Platoon Commander of the Third Platoon in a Marine Corps tank company. I start the video at about the 20 second mark to highlight the loading of the cannon with a training sabot round. Enjoy.


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Loader made the round look like a styrofoam cooler. :teethhappy:

 

 


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I don't get it why didn't those soviet tanks just use a multi? 

 

;)

 

In all seriousness cool videos and thanks for your service. How long do they anticipate the Abrams will remain in service? 



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My question is once the Abrams useful life expectancy comes to a close coupled with the fact that modern warfare technologies, tactics, strategies changing and improving by leaps and bounds.  Do you even see a need for such a weapon as the Abrams in the future of modern warfare.  Do think you think we will ever see great battles such as 73 Easting, The Valley of Tears or Kursk. Emotions aside do you think we will see the Main Battle Tank go the way of Dodo, Trebuchets, Hannibal's war elephants and battleships?


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And the badass of the year goes to....

 

Awesome stuff man! This made my night! Thanks for your service and your GI JOE style explosions. Yo Joe!

 

(I was expecting some forum Nazi jerk to complain about this not being related to the game, but it's nice to see that no one did it.)


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BR1XT0N,

Many thanks for your service to our country, the Tank Boom interview with Lephturn and Lokeen and all these really cool videos. I'm surprised at myself for spending prime WOTB gaming time watching these videos but it was a nice diversion and very inspirational.

Oh, and how cool would it be if tanks in Blitz would detonate multiple times and erupt in a jet of fire like they do in real life when ammo racked? Both videos of this are incredible!

 

So I'm curious, how may rounds does an M1A1 carry?


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Even more respect for you. I'm jealous, and I thank you for doing what you do. It takes courage and heart. o7

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View PostBR1XT0N, on 06 August 2015 - 07:24 AM, said:

 

Admit it, you've always wondered why your commie-cruiser has a tree strapped to it. You're welcome.

 

 

Im still not sure why they did that. I see they cabled it to the tracks and drove over it. It didn't look stuck though, just for traction?


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Great thread and videos OP!!! 


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View PostBR1XT0N, on 27 July 2015 - 12:23 PM, said:

My tank is the tank on the left following up with COAX machine gun fire after the CAN volley, per published doctrine. 

Thanks for the great video thread and the TankBoom interview (half way through). 

 

Could you you please explain why published doctrine is to follow up with COAX after CAN?



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Wow thank you for your service. I can't get over how awesome these videos are, such a powerful machine!

 

 


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View Postskyking21, on 15 August 2015 - 01:03 PM, said:

I don't get it why didn't those soviet tanks just use a multi? 

 

;)

 

In all seriousness cool videos and thanks for your service. How long do they anticipate the Abrams will remain in service? 

The M1A2 Abrams in Army inventory are expected to remain in service until at least 2030.

 

View Postjky44, on 15 August 2015 - 04:22 PM, said:

 

My question is once the Abrams useful life expectancy comes to a close coupled with the fact that modern warfare technologies, tactics, strategies changing and improving by leaps and bounds.  Do you even see a need for such a weapon as the Abrams in the future of modern warfare.  Do think you think we will ever see great battles such as 73 Easting, The Valley of Tears or Kursk. Emotions aside do you think we will see the Main Battle Tank go the way of Dodo, Trebuchets, Hannibal's war elephants and battleships?

I think that the Abrams will of course one day be obsolete and that the day of the Main Battle Tank will come to a close. It is important to keep in mind that the role that the Abrams fills in combat is what stays relevant, not the specific technology of the moment. 

 

View PostTurboTIB, on 16 August 2015 - 05:13 AM, said:

BR1XT0N,

Many thanks for your service to our country, the Tank Boom interview with Lephturn and Lokeen and all these really cool videos. I'm surprised at myself for spending prime WOTB gaming time watching these videos but it was a nice diversion and very inspirational.

Oh, and how cool would it be if tanks in Blitz would detonate multiple times and erupt in a jet of fire like they do in real life when ammo racked? Both videos of this are incredible!

 

So I'm curious, how may rounds does an M1A1 carry?

40 120mm main gun rounds, 900 .50 caliber heavy machine gun rounds, 10,400 7.62 medium machine gun rounds, 720 5.56, 120 9mm, 4 fragmentation hand grenades and 2 thermite grenades.

 

View PostLephturn, on 16 August 2015 - 06:36 AM, said:

 

Im still not sure why they did that. I see they cabled it to the tracks and drove over it. It didn't look stuck though, just for traction?

That's correct, it's for traction. It allows a mired tank to recover itself without the assistance of a second tank.

 

View PostGib_Savages, on 16 August 2015 - 08:55 AM, said:

Thanks for the great video thread and the TankBoom interview (half way through). 

 

Could you you please explain why published doctrine is to follow up with COAX after CAN?

The purpose for following up with the coaxial machine gun is to kill any soldiers who survived the initial cannon volley, or to suppress the survivors while a wingman or supporting tank section maneuvers into a more advantageous firing position.


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COD this.


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